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Chip Hauler Falls Asleep at the Wheel

Chip Hauler Falls Asleep at the Wheel

Background: On an early morning winter day in the Lake States Region, a driver was hauling sawmill chips to a paper mill. The driver was on his last trip after a long night shift. He was 15 miles from his delivery destination when the incident…

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Choker Setter Struck By Falling Exhaust Flap

Choker Setter Struck By Falling Exhaust Flap

Background: On a winter day in the Pacific Northwest, two rigging crew members were setting chokers. One of them went to retrieve chokers from a dropline under a motorized carriage. Incident: As the one crew member was retrieving the chokers, the 5 ¼” by 5 ¼” metal...

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Operator Pinches Finger While Moving Loader

Operator Pinches Finger While Moving Loader

BACKGROUND: On a warm summer morning in the southeastern U.S., a loader operator assisted other crew members in preparing a loader for movement to another job site. PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: The operator was in his forties and had worked in the woods for over 12...

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